Sam Kinison was a former Pentecostal preacher. This previous vocation becomes obvious when you hear the legendary comedian start screaming during his bits. Apparently, one day Sam found the devil – because his comedy is very dark; filled with long hours alone; inspired by the whiskey bottle and inner-demons. Kinison’s comedy walks the line between comedy and tragedy.
His routines almost seem like twisted church sermons. Check out Kinison’s take on world hunger: “There wouldn’t be world hunger, if you people WENT TO WHERE THE FOOD IS! YOU LIVE IN A DESERT!”